Middle School 915 is a learning community dedicated to honoring the potential of each of our middle school students. Maintaining and supporting diversity and equity is central to our mission. We are committed to embracing our diversity in our pedagogical practices, and to making our school a safe, engaging, and equitable space for our children and families.
We seek to support student agency, exploratory learning, creativity, academic and civic engagement, the pursuit of justice, and social progress. We are committed to the intellectual, artistic, moral, emotional, social and physical development of each student, and we value each other as thoughtful co-creators of a vibrant, interdependent community.
Our students will graduate with a deeper understanding of the world and a sense of their own power to make positive change personally, in their communities, and beyond.
It is our vision that students will graduate MS 915 having:
- Engaged in high-level academic pursuits and grown as thinkers through exploration, reflection, innovation and thoughtful risk-taking
- Learned to work effectively, both individually and in groups, and recognize how different interests, strengths, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives can enhance decision-making
- Developed a strong sense of self within a diverse world, centered on truth, responsibility, and justice
- Challenged themselves to deeply reflect on what it means to act ethically and take responsibility, in pursuit of the betterment of their communities and the world beyond
- Enjoyed opportunities to explore their own interests and to grow as artists and athletes
Formerly MS 8, Middle School 915 officially opened in 2019 at the Westinghouse High School campus, on Johnson Street in Downtown Brooklyn.
In 2012, The Robert Fulton School PS 8, in Brooklyn Heights, expanded to become a K-8 school, and with that a middle school with grades 6-8 was created and called MS 8. In 2018, the School Leadership Team of the PS/MS 8 community successfully worked with the Department of Education to split the two schools so that each could have its own focus, funding, mission, and vision.
In 2019, MS 915 was proudly established through the hard work, dedication and collaboration of teachers, administrators, families, community members, and the Department of Education as a school devoted to the education and development of youth and young teenagers.